It is a joy to be part of such a vibrant organization as the Corrales Society of Artists.  It began slowly as an informal group of artists working to put on a yearly studio art tour.  As that event grew there was a need for more formal organization to run it and CSA was birthed. 

 

The annual Corrales Art Studio Tour (CAST) is the CSA “crown jewel”, a well-attended event that has a strong following throughout New Mexico and beyond.  Typically, we have about 80 member artists showing in studios and homes throughout Corrales, the first weekend of May. 

 

We also partner with the Corrales Historical Society and put on the Old Church Juried Fine Art Show in the historic Old Church during the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.  Also, we work together with CHS on a Winter Craft Show, giving our members an opportunity to sell in early December.

 

Since CSA is an organization fueled by its members, we are always looking for volunteers.  Without our wonderful member volunteers, events like the annual studio tour could never happen.  Unless we hear from you (or about you) we won’t know to ask.  The Volunteer Coordinator is looking for a “few good artists” for any number of jobs, some very short-term, some longer term.  We hope you will say yes and become an involved member of CSA.

 

We have quarterly member meetings and also sporadic mixers, as well as a welcome gathering for new members.  We do hope you will join us whenever possible.  I look forward meeting the newcomers and seeing my “old” friends, either at a mixer or while hanging art for a show. 

 

Diane Cutter

President – CSA